BA, MA, CBT (accredited)
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Hi, I work with 'Mackenzie White conversations', tailoring psychological therapy to your needs.
A range of individual psychological therapies, couples sex therapy, mindfulness programmes, discussion forums and professional supervision.
I offer: Individual therapy and professional supervision.
There is a vast array of therapies on the market which can make it hard to decide on which service is right for you. I advise you to be picky and work with a therapist that suits you.
This is why I offer an initial consultation hour. We can meet to discuss your concerns and goals and you can hear how I work as a therapist, with no obligation. I would aim by the end of this first session to offer feedback on how I understand your difficulties and suggest how therapy can start to help you attain your goals.
I offer two distinct therapies as an initial step:
- Dynamic Interpersonal therapy (DIT): recommended by NICE guidelines (the government's 'gold standard'), this is a 16-week therapy package. The aims are to understand past relationship patterns and how they unfold in current relationships.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): recommended by NICE guidelines (the government's 'gold standard'), this can be from 2-20 therapy sessions and aims to help with a range of anxiety and mood disorders, from phobias, depressions through to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I offer longer term integrative psychotherapy for clients who have found the first steps useful but feel ongoing support may be needed.
Visit mwconversations.co.uk to see more information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started training in Integrative psychotherapy and counselling in 2004 at Roehampton university. I worked in numerous GP surgeries, with MIND the charity and in drug and alcohol services.
I joined the NHS in 2008. I progressed from a primary wellbeing practitioner to high intensity therapist, to service manager and then clinical lead. I currently hold a part-time post as a senior practitioner in a busy IAPT primary-care service with the NHS. In addition I have worked in secondary-care supporting people with enduring mental health needs and forensic histories.
I trained in CBT at the Institute of Psychiatry in 2010. I have studied under some of the leading names in CBT such as David Clarke, Anke Elhers, Christine Padesky, David Veale and Nick Grey amongst others. This has given a firm base to work with depression, phobias, social anxiety, agoraphobia, generalised anxiety, post traumatic stress, obsessional compulsive disorder and panic attacks.
I have more recently trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy (DIT) at the Tavistock and Anna Freud Institute. I have studied under some of leading names in DIT such as Peter Fonagy, Alessandra Lemma and Mary Target.
Ongoing training is an integral part of my practice. I take a keen interest in compassion based therapy and gestalt therapy. I not only attend regular trainings but work to create trainings for other services and peer based supports. I have created training sessions for children centres, GP practices and peer based psychology groups.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees for CBT, DIT and Integrative Psychotherapy are on a sliding scale of £65-£100 per session. This is negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.
When I work
Thursdays 8am-8pm; other availability for regular therapy sessions may be possible on discussion
visit mwconversations.co.uk for further information.